Fürth loan Augsburg's Philip
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FC Ausgburg defender Ronny Philipp has joined Greuther Fürth on loan for the remainder of the season.

It's the first new signing of the season for the Shamrocks, something that club president Helmut Hack is very pleased about, "Ronny is an aggressive, dynamic and fast player who is determined to help the team," he said.

Fürth have enjoyed a barren spell in front of goal recently, scoring just twenty-two goals this season, so they'll be hoping that Philip can help create chances down the right hand side. "We are convinced that all sides will benefit from this loan," added Michael Mutzel, director of football at Fürth.

Philip, 25, will be hoping that some strong showings in the 2.Bundesliga could prove to Augsburg coach Markus Weinzierl that he is worth more than the 21 minutes he'd managed this season.

This is unlikely, however, as club captain Paul Verhaegh and Abdul Baba Rahman have done a fine job in the wing-back positions. Though Philip has two years left on his current deal and will be keen to impressive with this opportunity.

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